SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • Corp tax cut to help top 1,000 firms save Rs 37K cr: Crisil  • Hats off to Sitharaman for tax cut: Mazumdar-Shaw  • Tax sops to boost India's IT competitiveness: Nasscom  • Export key to become $5-tn economy: Niti official  • Supply shortage sends onion prices soaring to 4-yr high 
Last updated: 22 Jun, 2019  

Exports.9.Thmb.jpg DPIIT to work with industry for exports promotion: Goyal

exports-new012010.jpg
   Top Stories
» Export key to become $5-tn economy: Niti official
» Corp tax cut to push investment flow to exports: FIEO
» Industry hails govt's Rs 1.45L cr stimulus
» Corp tax cut raises fiscal risks, warns Moody's
» Modi govt unrolls Rs 1.45 lakh cr tax bonanza
SME Times News Bureau | 22 Jun, 2019

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways said that the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has been asked to work out 50 sectors for promotion of exports.

"The DPIIT has been asked to work out 50 sectors where I will personally sit with industry to work out areas of concern so that we can create quality products to scale, such that we can do both import substitution as well as export promotion," said Goyal.

He was interacting at a session organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi.

Stating that first term of the government was focused on meeting the basic needs of the people such as electricity and toilets, he said that the second term is a chance to work on the aspirations of the future.

The Minister said that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have been a lost opportunity for India as the country has not been able to scale up and create quality products. He stated that some FTAs may be reviewed and that industry needs to be able to leverage them.

On interest subsidies, Mr Goyal said that an alternative being considered is encouraging foreign currency loans. Also, the Government is evaluating strengthening Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) credit which would add confidence to banks for lending to exporters.

This would help reduce the risk premium on lending and lower interest rate costs, he said.

Touching on the issue of subsidies, the Minister said that continuous subsidies are not the solution to trade and business.

He highlighted, "A larger problem is that our subsidies are not WTO compliant. We must find an industry agnostic way to address issues such that it is WTO compliant. Reciprocity and serving Indian interests even as we move towards a level playing field is paramount."

"Global conditions are leading overseas business to look for alternate destinations and India should be that alternate destination. The wealth creators, that is industry, should create more opportunities for the people of India. We must work in the spirit of togetherness to become a $5 trillion dollar economy in the next 5 years," he concluded.

Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, said, "There have been phenomenal achievements and reform in the last 5 years. A need is felt for a clearer trade policy regime so that industry can interact and integrate better with the international market. We now need to rekindle the animal spirit and create a new India for tomorrow with jobs for all."

 
Print the Page
Add to Favorite
 
Share this on :
 

Please comment on this story:
 
Subject :
Message:
(Maximum 1500 characters)  Characters left 1500
Your name:
 

 
  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
66.20
64.50
UK Pound
87.50
84.65
Euro
78.25
75.65
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 23 Sep, 2019
  Daily Poll
Is the Union Budget 2019 MSME-friendly?
 Yes
 No
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» Modi govt unrolls Rs 1.45 lakh cr tax bonanza(1)
» L&T secures Rs.3.44 billion project from Power Grid(1)
 
 
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter